Markian Hawryluk

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Name: Markian Hawryluk
Date registered: August 8, 2019
URL: https://khn.org

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  1. Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus — May 21, 2020
  2. How COVID Colors The Salon Experience — May 11, 2020
  3. As Ventilators Become Crucial In Saving Lives, Repair Roadblocks Remain — April 17, 2020
  4. Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients — April 6, 2020
  5. CPAP Machines Were Seen As Ventilator Alternatives, But Could Spread COVID-19 — March 27, 2020

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Scientist Has ‘Invisible Enemy’ In Sights With Microscopic Portraits Of Coronavirus

As an electron microscopist at the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, Elizabeth Fischer has captured stunning images of emerging pathogens such as Ebola, the MERS coronavirus and now SARS-CoV-2.

How COVID Colors The Salon Experience

As Colorado gradually reopens, a beauty salon in Loveland is swamped as its clients clamor for haircuts, trims and color. But business isn’t exactly back to normal as new precautions slow every step.

As Ventilators Become Crucial In Saving Lives, Repair Roadblocks Remain

With hospitals struggling to get more ventilators, they must ensure every ventilator they have is ready for service. But manufacturers limit who can repair them.

Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients

Most of the attention in the COVID-19 pandemic has been on how the virus affects the lungs. But evidence shows that up to 1 in 5 infected patients have signs of heart damage and many are dying due to heart problems.

CPAP Machines Were Seen As Ventilator Alternatives, But Could Spread COVID-19

Doctors say the machine that helps some people with sleep apnea keep their airway open at night won’t be enough to help an ill COVID-19 patient breathe, and could spread the coronavirus to bystanders.

Not So Fast Using CPAPs In Place Of Ventilators. They Could Spread The Coronavirus.

U.S. pandemic planning envisioned the possibility of using CPAP machines for milder cases of COVID-19 when ventilators are in short supply. But evidence suggests that the machines, commonly used by people with sleep apnea, can aerosolize and possibly spread the virus. That leaves hospitals with few good alternatives if the demand for ventilators exceeds the supply.

Despite A Birth By A Colorado Legislator, Paid Family Leave Bill Feels Labor Pains

A Colorado lawmaker giving birth near the start of the state’s four-month legislative session highlighted the lack of comprehensive paid family leave. Yet a bill to add a statewide system that once seemed a sure thing is getting bogged down.

During A Pandemic, States’ Patchwork Of Crisis Plans Could Mean Uneven Care

If a coronavirus pandemic were to hit the U.S., only 36 states have blueprints for “crisis standards of care” to sort out who gets what kind of medical care amid scarce resources. And not all the plans are of high quality. That means health care providers in some states will be better prepared for a crisis than others — but all could face tough decisions.

Colorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits

Since gaining control of the House, Senate and governor’s office, Colorado Democrats are pushing an aggressive health care agenda. With measures to create a public insurance option, welcome drug importation, lower drug prices, curtail surprise billing and cap insulin copays, the state is becoming a likely model for health policies at the federal level.

High-Deductible Plans Jeopardize Financial Health Of Patients And Rural Hospitals

Small hospitals and patients in rural areas have been hit hard by the boom in high-deductible health plans. Often when a patient arrives at a rural hospital needing critical care, the person is stabilized and transferred to a larger facility. But bills from the first site of care generally get applied to the patient’s deductible. When patients can’t afford their deductible, the smaller hospital winds up eating the costs.

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